SPORT AT PARADE COLLEGE

Sport at Parade College provides students with the opportunity to develop the physical, social and emotional aspects of their life. The focus of sport at all levels is to –

1. Promote the pursuit of personal excellence.

2. Develop an awareness, understanding and acceptance of individuals.

3. Be respectful of teammates, officials and fellow competitors.

ACC Sports Program

Parade competes in the Associated Catholic Colleges (ACC) which consists of a weekly sporting competition and major Sporting Carnivals in Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country. ACC matches commence at 1.30pm on the days listed below

  • Years’ 7 & 8         Thursday
  • Years’ 9 & 10       Tuesday
  • Years’ 11 & 12     Wednesday

Each year level has its own competition except for Years’ 11 & 12 which combine to play a one Senior Competition.

Sports at Parade College offers a number of programs which caters for the students varied level of sporting ability and interests. Listed below are the specific sports programs offered at Parade College.

Year 7 ACC Sport Program

Students wishing to represent Parade in the weekly ACC Sporting Competition are selected into teams which competed on a Thursday afternoon during the Year 7 timetabled sports class. Selection trials generally occur in the weeks or months preceding the season. However, whilst Tennis and Cricket played in Term 4, selection trials for these two sports begin on the College’s Open Day held in February and are continued in Term 1 as these sports are ‘in season’ for most students.

Sports offered within the ACC weekly competition include –

  • Term 2 - Australian Rules Football and Soccer
  • Term 3 - Basketball, Table Tennis and Hockey
  • Term 4 - Tennis, Cricket and Volleyball

If selected into a team, training may be held before school, at lunchtime, or after school.

Parade also competes in the 3 ACC Major Championships in 2019. These will be held on the following dates -

  • Swimming – February 22th
  • Athletics – March 27th
  • Cross Country – September 11th

Selection into the Parade team for the above Major Championship are based on trials which are held in the weeks and months preceding the Championships. In addition to the weekly ACC Competition and major Championships, the ACC Sporting competition also offers ‘one day’ events including Golf, Badminton and Lawn Bowls.

Year 7 Intra School Program

Students who aren’t involved in ACC weekly sport will take part in the Year 7 Intra School Sports Program.

Sports offered within this Program may include the following –

Term 2 Volleyball Table Tennis Basketball
Term 3 Football Soccer Tennis Badminton
Term 4 Indoor Cricket Touch Rugby Softball

In addition, Parade endeavours to provide students involved in the Intra School Program an experience similar to the ACC Sports Program by investigates the option of competing against schools who can accommodate additional teams.

The Junior Sports Academy Program

This program is designed to cater for the elite sportsmen within the College. The 2019 program focuses on the following sports – Cricket, Athletics, AFL, Soccer, Table Tennis and Basketball. Elite external coaches will work with a selected group of students for 5 - 1 to 1 ½ half hour sessions prior to a specific ACC season to develop skill and provide specific focus for the upcoming ACC season. Selection into this program is at the discretion of the Director of High Performance Sport in consultation with ACC Coaches and is funded by the College. Parade’s strong affiliation with Melbourne City, the Northern Knights TAC and the Diamond Valley Eagles has provided students with access to elite coaches from these organisation. In addition, Old Paradian, Gary Honey (Olympic Long Jump Silver Medallist - Athletics); Dulip Liyanage (former Sri Lankan Test Cricket) and Jian Fang Lay (Olympic & Commonwealth Games Table Tennis) head the Athletic, Cricket and Table Tennis Academy.

The Senior Sports Academy Program

Parade College has further develop its Sport Academy Program by extension of the Sports Academy Program to the Victorian Certificate of Education and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning Programs. In developing these programs, Parade College seeks to build on its great heritage in sport; leverage the expertise of its staff; develop the potential of its students; explore synergies in partnerships with Universities; and maximise the use of its excellent sport facilities.


Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Senior Sport Program

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a senior school certificate designed to sit alongside the VCE, providing additional pathways for Years 11 and 12 students seeking vocationally oriented career options such as traineeships, further education and training or moving on to employment. Students cannot complete the VCE Certificate while undertaking VCAL. Those considering VCAL are:

  • Students who are seeking a vocational pathway on completion of school
  • Students who learn best where learning is practical, experiential, ‘hands-on’ or ‘applied’
  • Students who are less suited to academic learning

VCAL provides students with a more flexible approach to their education and training. It aims to provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes to enable students to make informed choices regarding work and further educa¬tion. Personal development and the use of individual student interests are important components of the VCAL.


Senior Sport Academy VCAL Year 1 (Year 11 Students)

  • VET Certificate III Sport & Rec Program
  • School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT)
  • Completion of Intermediate VCAL

Senior Sport Academy VCAL Year 2 (Year 12 Students)

  • VET Certificate IV Sport & Rec Program
  • School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT)
  • Completion of Senior VCAL

Typical Program

Monday to Friday
  • 2 ½ days of Curriculum Content: VCAL Numeracy, Literacy, Life Skills, VET Content
  • 2 x ½ days delivering skills / coaching sessions
  • 1 x Full Day of School-Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT)
  • 1 x ½ Day of Sport: skills, squad, strength and conditioning

Beyond Year 12

Articulation into University Undergraduate Programs / Assoc Diploma /Assoc Bachelor etc Programs or into employment.


Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Senior Sport Program

The VCE is a certificate taken over two or more years. Subjects are made up of semester / half year length units of study. Units are at two levels:

  • Units 1 & 2 (Commonly taken in Year 11)
  • Units 3 & 4 (commonly taken in Year 12)

Most students will attempt 23 units over the two years. Units 3 & 4 must be taken together in all subjects - a student cannot study Unit 3 without studying Unit 4.

To complete the VCE, students have to satisfactorily complete 16 units, which must include:
3 units from the English group (includes: English, Literature, and English Language) The rest of the program should be completed according to student ability & interest, taking into account any tertiary prerequisites. Up to 8 units in total may be from the VET in the VCE area. Year 11 VCE students must undertake a full program of 6 Units each semester (plus an RE unit across the year) unless they are enrolled in one of the part time programs requiring extended time away from school. Students are expected to average a Grade of C+ in any subject they wish to undertake in Year 12.

While highly able Year 11 students are encouraged to undertake a Unit 3 & 4 sequence it must be pointed out that there will be some clashes in their program between Year 11 and Year 12 commitments. These students must already be successfully undertaking the relevant Unit 1 & 2 sequence in Year 10. VCE students in Year 12 undertake 5 Unit 3 & 4 sequences no matter what their program in Year 11.

Senior Sport Academy VCE Year 1 (Year 11 Students)

  • VCE English or Literature or Language 1 & 2
  • VET Certificate III Sport & Rec (Year 1)
  • 4 x VCE Unit 1 & 2 Programs from the 40 or more offered to Parade Year 11 students

Senior Sport Academy VCE Year 2 (Year 12 Students)

  • VCE English or Literature or Language 3 & 4
  • VET Certificate III Sport & Rec (Year 2)
  • 3 x VCE Unit 3 & 4 Programs from the 40 or more offered to Parade Year 11 students

Typical Program

Monday to Friday
  • VCE Unit 3 & 4 Subjects will be timetabled over the week
  • VET Certificate III Sport & Rec will be offered on one afternoon of the week (1:30 pm to 5:00 pm)
  • Strength and conditioning sessions timetabled during the week.

Enrolment in Senior Sport Academy

Enrolment is by application. Enrolments will be capped and it is expected that there will be more applications than there are places available. Students whose application is short listed will be asked to attend an interview. Selection is based on a combination of some or all of the following criteria; Demonstrated ability in a Sport at an elite level. Previous ACC (or similar School Competition) involvement and performance. Involvement and performance in regular Physical Education Classes. General Behaviour and ability to demonstrate mutual respect to fellow students and staff. Performance at any selection trials. Ability to uphold the school’s discipline and uniform policy. Performance in local sporting competitions.

Sport Development Program

Students who aren’t selected into ACC Team have the opportunity to develop their skills through the Sport Development Program. This program is held on a Monday or Friday after school and operates from 3.30 to 4.30pm for 3 consecutive weeks per sport. This program is conducted by the Director of High Performance Sport and is available to all students who would like to improve their level of skill in the sports listed below. Students are more than welcome to attend more than one specific sport and should see the Director of High Performance Sport for more details. The aim of this program is to develop skills, increase game awareness and improving the chances for ACC selection. Listed below is an outline of the Sports Development Program for 2019.

Term 2 - Weeks 2 to 4 AFL Weeks 5 to 7 Soccer
Term 3 – Weeks 2 to 4 Table Tennis Weeks 5 to 7 Basketball
Term 4 – Weeks 2 to 4 Tennis Weeks 5 to 7 Cricket

Years 8 to 10 ACC High Performance Sport Program

In conjunction with the ACC Sports Program, the ACC High Performance Sports Program allows students in Years’ 8 to 10 to train and play ACC Sport as part of their overall timetable. To be involved in ACC Sport in Years’ 8, 9 and 10, students are selected to be part of an ACC High Performance Class. Selection into this class relates specifically to ACC sports and is a semester subject. If selected, students have the option of doing ACC High Performance in either Semester 1 and 2 or both. Listed below are some questions and responses that may assist in the understanding how ACC High Performance is conducted at the College.

How does my son get into an ACC High Performance Class?

To be selected into an ACC High Performance Class, students must firstly elect to do the subject ACC High Performance. During the subject selection process (begins in August for the following year), your son must elect the subject ACC High Performance. If he wishes to be considered for Australian Rules Football or Soccer, then he must select ACC High Performance – Semester 1. If he wishes to be considered for any of the following sports – Hockey, Basketball, Table Tennis, Cricket, Volleyball and or Tennis, then he must select ACC High Performance – Semester 2. Students can select to do ACC High Performance – Semester 1 & 2. Selecting ACC High Performance doesn’t guarantee a position in a class. Selection into an ACC High Performance is at the discretion of the Director of High Performance Sport in consultation with ACC Coaches.

How are students selected into an ACC High Performance class?

Selection is based on a combination of some or all of the following criteria;

  • • Previous ACC involvement and performance at Year 7.
  • • Involvement and performance in regular Physical Education Classes.
  • • General Behaviour and ability to demonstrate mutual respect to fellow students and staff.
  • • Performance at selection trials.
  • • Ability to uphold the school’s discipline and uniform policy
  • • Performance in local sporting competitions.

Selection is completed annually.

Being involved in an ACC High Performance class at one specific year level does not guarantee selection in the following year. Selection is based on the criteria listed above. This process allows developing students who may have missed selection in one year, an opportunity to be involved in the following year. Students who are not involved in an ACC Sport in a current year, but would like to be considered for an ACC team for the following year, must attend ACC Trials which occur throughout term 2 and 3 of the current year. Students who play in a specific team in Year 7 and want to be involved in that sport in Year 8 aren’t required to attend the trials as their involvement in ACC games in Year 7 acts as trials for Year 8. However, if a student wishing to be involved in an ACC Sport in Year 8, but didn’t play that ACC Sport in Year 7, then he must attend the trials for that specific sport. Trial dates are listed in the College Newsletter and the Parade Sports website early in Term 2.

Does involvement in an ACC High Performance class guarantee selection into a team?

No. If a student is selected into an ACC High Performance class, then they are part of a specific sporting squad. Selection for all ACC teams will then come from these specific squads. Students who aren’t selected in the final team will be involved in a Physical Education practical class during ACC matches.

What does my son do if he is not in an ACC High Performance Class?

Student is not involved in an ACC High Performance Class at Years’ 8 or 9 will be involved in regular Physical Education classes. Student in Year 10 who are not involved in an ACC High Performance class would select another elective.

Extra-curricular Sporting Program

In addition to Parade’s involvement in the ACC Sporting Program, students are provided with the opportunity to involvement themselves in the Extra-curricular Sporting Program. Sports currently offered within this program include –

  • Rugby Union
  • Victorian All Schools Athletics, Swimming & Cross Country
  • Cycling
  • Clay Target Shooting
  • Triathlon
  • Gymnastics

The extent of the Extra-curricular Program is dependent on the interests of students. The College looks to support the pursuits of students in all sports, and as such, welcomes students’ willingness to involve themselves in activities outside the traditional mainstream sports. A role of the Director for High Performance Sport is to provide students with avenues for involvement.



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